I've noticed that my right ergo lever is beginning to get
a bit cantankerous much like its owner. Sometimes shifts,
sometimes thumb lever will lock up and I have to use
downshift and then upshift twice.
Given they are record 8 speed levers I guess its about
time for a rebuild.
A few questions.
1) Am I nuts? even though Branford Bikes says it can be done
is this WAY BEYOND the average home mechanic (I built up
my Serotta entirely, and do all maintenance)?
2) If I'm going to rebuild (and I actually prefer the older
lever shape) I've been thinking of rebuilding as 9 or 10 speed.
The kits are available. Will I need to change R Derailleur/drive
train at same time or can I still run 8 speed with 9 speed (or 10)
levers (thought here is I can upgrade Rd, wheels, chainrings/set later).